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Magical Forest Wedding Venues You'll Want to Get Lost In

When it comes to selecting a wedding venue, there are lots of outdoor options to choose from – urban rooftops, charming courtyards, rolling hills of vineyards – and yet, the most majestic of all the choices is to go somewhere deep in the forest and exchange your vows under the trees. But how can you pull that off while still including all your loved ones? These forested venues have you covered. We’ve done the forest scavenging for you and come up with a glass greenhouse that’s tucked under a canopy of wattle trees, a log cabin in a redwood grove, a vintage summer camp in a forest and so much more.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown | Venue: Copper Creek Inn

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Chalet View Lodgelearn more

Nestled in the middle of Tahoe National Forest, the Chalet View Lodge is the perfect venue to host your own private wedding oasis. The ten-acre resort allows for endless opportunities to create a wedding that is uniquely yours; hold your ceremony on a sprawling lawn, take portraits by our fishing pond, or host a cocktail hour on the poolside terrace. Let your guests dance the night away on our nine-hole executive golf course. Intimate or epic, indoors or under the stars, with private and exclusive use of the entire resort, the choice is yours. 
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Mitchells Meadows Wedding Venuelearn more

Tahoe National Forest is home to many gems, and this outdoor venue in the woods is certainly one. Mitchells Meadows is located just near Truckee and sits right along the edge of Independence Creek. Weddings here have use of the property for three days, with plenty of outdoor hosting options.
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TreeHouse Pointlearn more

Rural Washington sets the scene for this cozy bit of forest, complete with a river running through the property and a treehouse lingering overhead. Weddings in the forest at TreeHouse Point are best from May through October, and there’s a small cedar-lined building at the edge of a pond that can be used as an indoor option.
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Copper Creek Inn

Ashford, Washington
If you've dreamed about this exact scenario – one long, communal reception table winding through the woods – we've found your venue. Another hidden gem in Washington, Copper Creek Inn provides the perfect forested backdrop to make your woodland fairy wedding dreams come true. Inside tip: summer weddings here are welcome, the forest stays temperate thanks to the abundant shade without getting too chilly.  

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Healey Barnlearn more

Tucked away in the forests of the Northumbrian countryside is a beautiful stone structure that makes an incredible wedding spot. Surrounded by towering trees, Healey Barn twinkles at night with softly glowing candle sconces, giant candelabras and a stone fireplace. The venue comfortably hosts up to 200 guests with weddings running as late as 1am.
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RT Lodgelearn more

Set in the forest at the base of the Smoky Mountains, this comfy residence and its surrounding lawns and gardens make for a beautiful, woodsy wedding setting. For weekend-long celebrations, RT Lodge offers a Sperry tent in the forest and a lodge that can be used for weddings of up to 350 guests with 60 guest rooms on-site.
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Cedar Lakes Estatelearn more

What was once a 1920s summer camp is now a sprawling 500 acres of forest and cabins that can host you and your crowd for a whole weekend of wedding revelry. Set in the heart of the Hudson Valley, Cedar Lakes Estate has a barn with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a lake as well as a dining pavilion, a poolside patio and a hilltop with views of the Shawangunk Mountains, all of which make stunning event settings that can be used throughout the weekend.
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Island Farmlearn more

Set in the coastal hills of San Gregorio, this private estate is home to a century-old log cabin, a Bavarian barn and towering redwood groves. Island Farm isn’t an island, but it manages to feel completely secluded and enchanted.
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Cedar Haven Weddings

Sooke, BC, Canada
Located in the old growth forests of Vancouver Island, Cedar Haven is a place where you can marry your partner in the woods and celebrate with all your friends and family too. Simply bring in a tent for your reception and you’ll have the forest all to yourselves for a night of sipping champagne under the trees.
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Stonehurst Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek, NSW, Australia
Stunning tree-filled Hunter Valley is the backdrop for this winery and cellar door in Cedar Creek. At Stonehurst, you can get married and celebrate your reception right in a Poplar grove, with an industrial wine cellar beside you just in case you need the backup indoor option too.

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Arrowhead Pine Roselearn more

Set in the verdant landscape of the San Bernardino National Forest, this 20-cabin getaway is a great spot for an intimate wedding that feels a little like sleepaway camp for adults. Weddings here have an endlessly green vibe, with all celebrations taking place under canopies of trees.
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The Barn at Flanagan Farmlearn more

Exchange your wedding vows with the forest as your backdrop before heading to a rustic 19th-century barn for your reception at Flanagan Farm. This bucolic setting in rural Maine hosts up to 200 guests for a party, sleeping a dozen on-site.
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Die Woud

Caledon, South Africa
We’re not sure what we love more at this venue: the canopy of oak trees and wattle forest or the glass structure that’s tucked into them so you can enjoy the lush setting under any weather conditions. Okay, fine, the forest wins. Die Woud also includes guest houses and cottages, making it an easy one-stop wedding shop.
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Lyons Farmettelearn more

Surrounded by towering trees and tall sunflower stalks, the lawns at Lyons Farmette set a scene that feels entirely secluded and hidden in the woods. This Colorado wedding venue hosts up to 200 guests, with ten tiny homes available for overnight guests to stay nearby.
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The Roxbury Barn & Estatelearn more

You can get married under a cathedral of pine trees at this Catskills estate and follow it up with dinner and dancing in a beautiful 168-year-old carriage barn. The Roxbury hosts up to 140 guests and is complete with lily ponds, mountain views and plenty of forestry.
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Burlap and Bellslearn more

There’s a clearing in a grove of pines where you can get married at this Norway Pine tree plantation in Wisconsin. There’s also an open-air pavilion and an open-air chapel that’s covered in vines of hops, adding even more greenery in case a hundred acres of trees isn’t enough to tickle your forest fancy.
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Handsome Hollowlearn more

A farmhouse and barn in the Catskills proves the perfectly forested getaway for a wedding in New York. At Handsome Hollow, your 200 guests will find a stunning natural setting with a barn that dates back to 1780, a beautiful cocktail patio and a charming three-bedroom farmhouse.
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The Green Cathedral

Tiona, NSW, Australia
The Great Lakes region of New South Wales is home to this stunning naturalist cathedral that’s enclosed by overgrown trees and set along the banks of Wallis Lake. The ceremony space includes rustic timber pews and feels as though it's on the very edge of the world.
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Lord Thompson Manorlearn more

This regal countryside estate looks like the kind of place a Downton Abbey scene might be filmed. Lord Thompson Manor is set deep in the forest and is surrounded by beautiful trees, lawns and gardens. Weddings here are fit for a fête of up to 220 guests with access to 13 guest suites.
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Hemlock Springslearn more

A Kentucky woodland wedding venue sits in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, boasting gorgeous views and surrounded by big, old trees. Hemlock Springs hosts weddings of up to 200 guests, with ceremonies in the forest and receptions in a spacious black barn with wooded interiors.
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Splendor Mountainlearn more

Surrounded by forestry, beautiful gardens and vistas that include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Splendor Mountain combines indoor and outdoor space to host up to 100 wedding revelers. A garden, pavilion and mountain overlook are all options for ceremonies, while a lodge with wood walls, high ceilings and a bluestone fireplace makes a great space for receptions.
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Bellaflora Farmslearn more

Not only will you have a forested backdrop at this Walla Walla wedding spot, but you’ll have vineyards, lavender and wisteria arbors too. Bellaflora Farms offers plenty of outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions that feel something like a secret garden party in the woods
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Loloma Lodge

McKenzie Bridge, Oregon
A group of cabins and a 1930s lodge sit tucked into the woods, just along the banks of the McKenzie River at this Oregon hideaway. Loloma Lodge hosts weddings outdoors, with the beauty of the trees and the river on full display.
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El Mas del Silenci

Barcelona, Spain
Set in a forest of towering pine trees outside Barcelona, this wedding venue comes with an outdoor tent and a stone house that dates all the way back to the tenth century. El Mas del Silenci combines indoor and outdoor spaces so your guests can feel comfortable and at ease with nature.
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The Burrow Event Space

Denver, VIC, Australia
Located just outside Daylesford, this event space is set on Wombat Forest Vineyard, so you get the best of both worlds – wine and forestry! For ceremonies, the best backdrop is a classic Australiana grove of Eucalyptus trees. For receptions, you can stay outdoors with your party crew or head into a modern, minimalist space that’s easy to dress up for the occasion.
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The Grovelearn more

Arriving at the mile-long tree canopy entrance to The Grove sets a tone that this wedding spot isn’t like any other in North Texas. Located just outside Denton, The Grove offers beautiful settings to get married under a towering Texas Oak or in a clearing in the forest under a natural arbor.
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Eagles Nest Retreatlearn more

Set on Galiano Island, off the coast of Vancouver, Eagles Nest offers a bucolic, coastal forest retreat that can host up to 100 guests for a wedding. The property sleeps 16 overnighters and has a ceremony and reception lawn that sits under the trees, just beside the water’s edge.
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The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranchlearn more

The lush, green landscape of Arkansas is on full display at this ranch in Dardanelle, where ceremonies take place under an arbor of tall trees. The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch also includes a large, rustic barn and plenty of lawn space if you wanted to pop up a clear-span tent to feel truly surrounded by forestry throughout your wedding day.
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The Lily Barnlearn more

This sprawling farm includes perennial gardens, an evergreen maze, a pond filled with flowering plants and a cantilever barn that’s over a hundred years old. The Lily Barn hosts events of up to 300 guests, with cabins strewn throughout the property for overnighters. Our favorite view? The gazebo that’s flanked by thousands of daylilies with the Smoky Mountains looming in the distance.
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Avalon Legacy Ranchlearn more

This sprawling ranch property sits right along a reservoir, surrounded by trees. Avalon hosts weddings of up to 225 guests in its towering grey barn, with ceremonies out on the lawns enveloped by greenery on all sides.
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